Hello MAMA Church Family and Prayer Partner Friends!
We've had quite a week as we've worshiped, received much-needed advice and tips about Children's Guardian Angels from some awesome professionals, and attempted to upgrade and update as we move forward! I had the pleasure of meeting with Pastor Scott Holley (First Christian Church in Mount Sterling) and Sandy Romenesko (Executive Director of the Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Industrial Authority and Chamber of Commerce). They, along with our friend Debbie Helton, have been incredibly generous in sharing their experience and insight.
I'm happy to report that we met with three families on Tuesday evening (April 26) and that it looks like we'll be meeting with them again next Tuesday evening - along with an additional three families. Nothing could've prepared us for what we heard tonight. The struggle to keep things going for the "Guardian Angels" of children of parents dealing with addiction is so very real.
We know we've got our work cut out for us, but we also know who's leading us in this ministry! In fact, we're in the initial stages of forming an Advisory Council for CGA - to help us find solutions and resources, and to be a sounding board and source of ideas. More to follow on that, but it must be said that we've been highly encouraged by the advice we've received thus far and hope to receive much more of it! (By the way, special thanks to Bonnie Centers for not being afraid to share what the Lord laid on her heart regarding CGA and the possibility of an Advisory Council!)
Below, you'll find the link to this week's sermon from Mass (April 24 - The Fifth Sunday of Easter). The Lord really touched us as we examined how victory is obtained in the Christian life. We read from Acts 13:42-52; Revelation 19:1-2a, 4-9; and John 13:31-35. I hope you'll be blessed by what was shared in our midst!
Please keep us in your prayers as we prepare for this coming Tuesday evening and as we attend Synod for the Diocese of the Great Lakes! We covet your prayers and we'd love to pray for you, too!
Yours in the love of Jesus!